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  • Sierra Nevada Corporation to build hardware for Mars 2020 rover

    Derek RichardsonMay 2nd, 2016

    Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems division was awarded multiple contracts by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build critical hardware for the next NASA rover to be sent to Mars. This is the 13th time the company will be helping to build hardware for a mission to the Red Planet.

  • Industry input sought for next NASA Mars orbiter

    Laurel KornfeldApril 29th, 2016

    NASA is seeking ideas for a high-tech, state-of-the-art Mars orbiter, which is scheduled to be launched in the early 2020s. This is one of many steps in the agency's long-term goal of putting human astronauts on the Red Planet sometime in the 2030s.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne selected to provide power system and thrusters for 2020 Mars rover

    Jason RhianOctober 21st, 2014

    With NASA preparing to send crews to travel to Mars some time in the 2030s, the space agency is developing mechanical pathfinders which will blaze the trail that their human counterparts will retrace when their time comes to make history. However, getting to the Martian surface – is more difficult than recent missions have made […]

  • NASA announces selection of science instruments for Mars 2020 rover

    Jim SharkeyAugust 1st, 2014

    NASA announced on Thursday the selection of seven instruments that will be carried on the Mars 2020 rover mission.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: A first look at Mars

    Heather SmithJuly 14th, 2014

    Between 1962 and 1973, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built ten spacecrafts to explore Mercury, Venus, and Mars. One of the great successes of the early American space program, Mariner 4’s 21 images were the first taken of another planet from space. The spacecraft continued to send images of the Martian surface through October of that year. […]

  • NASA welcomes public comment on EIS for Mars 2020 mission

    Rae Botsford EndJune 26th, 2014

    NASA has officially opened up the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for their proposed Mars 2020 mission, including an online public meeting this Thursday. Interested organizations and the public are welcome to review the DEIS and submit their thoughts to the space agency.

  • NASA receives instrument proposals for Mars 2020 rover

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 23rd, 2014

    NASA announced on Tuesday January 21 that it had received 58 proposals for scientific and exploration instruments for the space agency’s proposed Mars 2020 rover mission. The call for proposals received nearly twice the average number of responses for similar instrument competitions. The design of the new rover will be based on the Curiosity rover […]

  • NASA’s Vision for Next Mars Rover is ‘2020’

    Jason RhianDecember 24th, 2013

    By all measures, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, has been a phenomenal success. It should come as no surprise then that when NASA started looking at the next wheeled robot that it wanted to send to the Red Planet – that it would base it off of the MSL design. The rover, which […]